Why the need to use a hammermill:
"Within the United States, southern border counties have twice the level of poverty and food insecurity as the national average. How do we deal with the irony that some of these same counties harbor the highest levels of biodiversity anywhere in North America? In other words, they have an abundance of underutilized natural resources that may help lift residents out of poverty–if properly managed. The Mesquite tree (Prosopis spp.) is one of those resources."
Dr. Gary Nabhan
"Our new (used) GrowPHX Community Mill brings a new level of food independence to our Valley. One where we can harvest an unlimited resource hanging in trees and turn it into food that nurtures our soul and fills our belly."
- Greg Peterson
"Mesquite is a whole food. It was the staple of the native peoples of this land for centuries. I am passionate about this project and believe that our fundraising project is critical to bringing many successful years of milling to the Valley."
- Don Titmus